Forty years ago:

Palmer Lake, Monument, Woodmoor News, Aug. 8, 1974

U.S. President Richard Nixon stands on the steps of the presidential helicopter as he waves goodbye to the White House for the final time.
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From Elaine Krueger, postmaster: Change of mail schedule at the Palmer Lake Post Office effective Aug. 17 all Saturday mail will be deposited by noon. Anything mailed after noon will be dispatched the following Monday.

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Kiwanis News: Silver Key thanks the Kiwanis Club for their support of the SSI Alert Program. The support was performed by Randy Warthen and Jack Nickolas. The club netted $200 from the golf tournament which will be used in community service projects. The Rev. Smitty has distributed 500 bulletins to camp sites, restaurants and the motel which give times and places for religious services in the area. Duane Miller donated the printed costs for the bulletins.

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Little Log Church had a successful vacation Bible school. Average daily attendance, including the staff, was 123. A missionary offering for the Christian Home for Children in Colorado Springs was taken. A check for $85 was given to David Pegler, a representative of the home.

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Hugh Bevill extends thanks to those who sent cards, flowers and prayer while he was in the hospital after a heart attack. He also thanks those who brought food to Sissy, her company, especially the Little Log Church.

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To help the energy crisis start saving aluminum and paper. Coors Distributors and the Scouts will do the recycling for now. Hopefully in there will be a recycling center in the area in the future.

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Al Pieper Memorial Arch will be open to welcome the public Aug. 15-18 for the County Fair in Calhan. Those in attendance will be “charter members” to view the all new grandstand, race track and arena of the 69th El Paso County Fair. On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17 and 18 at 2 p.m. will be the rodeo and horse races.

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On Saturday, Aug. 23 at 11:15 a.m. there will be a parade and barbecue in Castle Rock to kick off the Douglas County Fair Days.

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Officers elected to the board of the Tri-Lakes Businessmen’s Association. The nine-member board consisted of Howard Cloud, John Pitts and Bob McClellan — three-year terms; Larry Ash, Chuck Brooks and Bruce Monroe — two-year terms; Dick Rohr, Mike Rice and Richard Deblois — one-year term. The board of directors elected Howard Cloud-Association president; John Pitts —first Vice President; Bruce Monroe — second Vice President and Larry Ash — secretary/treasurer.

— Compiled by Linda Case